Template:Gallery

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This template provides advanced gallery building functionality (such as scrolling captions and fine-tuned formatting control). For creating basic galleries, use the Gallery tag.

This template displays a gallery of up to 110 images in an array, left-to-right in rows. Global parameters |width= and |height= control the size of all images in the gallery unless overridden by an image's |widthn= parameter. The number of images per row is based upon the image width parameters and the width of the screen. The number of images per row can change when the user resizes the window.

For style guidelines about where galleries are appropriate, see §Image galleries of Wikipedia's Image use policy.

Parameters[change | edit source]

For each image[change | edit source]

Specify a line of the following form for each image.

|File:Filename |altn=Alt text |Caption

Where:

|File:Filename – the image's file name. Either File: or File: prefix may be used
|Altn=alt attribute: |alt1= for the first image, |alt2= for the second image, etc up to a maximum of 110 images
Alt text – the alternative text for the image, used by visually impaired or other readers who cannot see the image clearly. If omitted, the image's alt text will be blank.
|Caption – the caption under the image; see Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Captions

If no such lines are present, a gallery with a single blank image is produced.

Optional parameters[change | edit source]

These parameters apply to the gallery:

|title= – The gallery's title
|align= – The alignment of the gallery on the page, left (default), center, or right
|footer= – Small, right-aligned text below the images
|style=CSS style directives for the whole gallery (see Help:Cascading Style Sheets)

These parameters apply to all of the images in the gallery:

|height= – Maximum height of each image. If this parameter is not included, |height= defaults to 180 pixels. If included but left blank, |height= does not default to a specified value. Instead, image widths are all the same but image heights and the heights of the enclosing cells are set according to each image's original ratio of width to height.
|width= – Maximum width of each image, default is 180 pixels.
|cellwidth= – Width of each image cell or box, default is |width=). If specified, |cellwidth= overrides any value specified with |width=.
|lines= – The number of text lines needed for the largest caption (default: 2 lines).
|boxform= [needs to be explained]

The image's original ratio of width to height cannot be modified by |width= or |height= – a rectangular image will not be made square if |width= and |height= are set to the same value.

These parameters apply to each image, separately:

|widthn= (where n is 1 to 110) – specifies the width of image n when it needs to be different from the value specified by |width=

Examples[change | edit source]

Note: In these examples, the |File:Filename is always followed by a pipe symbol (|). Unlike most templates that allow either vertical or horizontal arrangement of their parameters, the pipe symbol that precedes the parameter following |File:Filename must be on the same line.

{{Gallery
|title=Cultural depictions of George Washington
|width=160 | height=170 | lines=4
|align=center
|footer=Example 1
|File:Federal Hall NYC 27.JPG |
 alt1=Statue facing a city building with Greek columns and huge U.S. flag
 |Statue of Washington outside [[Federal Hall]] in [[New York City]], looking on [[Wall Street]].
|File:Mount Rushmore2.jpg |
 alt2=Profile of stone face on mountainside, with 3 workers.
 |Construction of Washington portrait at [[Mount Rushmore]], c. 1932.
|File:2006 Quarter Proof.png |
 alt3=Shiny silver coin with profile of Washington bust. 
 |Washington is commemorated on a [[Quarter (United States coin)|quarter]].
|File:George Washington Presidential $1 Coin obverse.png |
 alt4=Gold coin with bust of Washington facing slightly left
 |Washington on a [[dollar coin (United States)|dollar coin]].
}}
Cultural depictions of George Washington
Statue facing a city building with Greek columns and huge U.S. flag
Statue of Washington outside Federal Hall in New York City, looking on Wall Street.  
Profile of stone face on mountainside, with 3 workers.
Construction of Washington portrait at Mount Rushmore, c. 1932.  
Shiny silver coin with profile of Washington bust.
Washington is commemorated on a quarter.  
Gold coin with bust of Washington facing slightly left
Washington on a dollar coin.  
Example 1
{{Gallery
|title=Cultural depictions of George Washington
|width=120 |height=100 |lines=4
|align=center
|footer=Example 2
|File:Federal Hall NYC 27.JPG |
 alt1=Statue facing a city building with Greek columns
 |Statue of Washington outside [[Federal Hall]] in [[New York City]], looking on [[Wall Street]].
|File:Mount Rushmore2.jpg |
 alt2=Profile of stone face on mountainside, with 3 workers.
 |Work on Washington portrait at [[Mount Rushmore]], c. 1932.
|File:2006 Quarter Proof.png |
 alt3=Shiny silver coin with profile of Washington bust. 
 |Washington on a [[Quarter (United States coin)|quarter]].
|File:United_States_one_dollar_bill,_obverse.jpg | width4=200 |
 alt4=Front side of U.S. dollar bill, with Washington portrait in center.
 |[[United States one-dollar bill|U.S. one-dollar bill]].
|File:George Washington Presidential $1 Coin obverse.png |
 alt5=Gold coin with bust of Washington facing left
 |Washington on a [[dollar coin (United States)|dollar coin]].
}}
Cultural depictions of George Washington
Statue facing a city building with Greek columns
Statue of Washington outside Federal Hall in New York City, looking on Wall Street.  
Profile of stone face on mountainside, with 3 workers.
Work on Washington portrait at Mount Rushmore, c. 1932.  
Shiny silver coin with profile of Washington bust.
Washington on a quarter.  
Front side of U.S. dollar bill, with Washington portrait in center.
Gold coin with bust of Washington facing left
Washington on a dollar coin.  
Example 2

Note how in the above example, the parameter |width4=200 sets the width of image 4, to allow the dollar-bill image to be wider than the other images in the gallery.

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